What is Ignition Interlock Installation?
Ignition interlock installation is the process by which you have an IID device, or ignition interlock device, installed in your vehicle. These devices help to prevent drunk driving. They also help to restore some freedoms back to you while you serve our license suspension and/or probation periods after a DUI or DWI conviction. The IID is attached to your ignition and won’t start unless you take and pass a BAC test, otherwise known as a breathalyzer. Typically, you must have the ignition interlock installation completed on any car you’re going to drive during the period under which your driving privileges are restricted.
Iowa Laws Regarding Ignition Interlock Installation
In Iowa, you’ll have to apply for a restricted license in order to operate a vehicle during your license suspension period. In Iowa, this license is called a temporary restricted license and it has to be obtained through the Department of Transportation (DOT). You’ll have to pay a $43 fee for the license and up to a $200 civil penalty fee. The DOT typically takes only cash or money order. Iowa state law requires you to have the installation completed by state-approved vendors, and you must use, maintain, and schedule regular upkeep on your device until such time as your license is no longer restricted.
Where to Have Ignition Interlock Installation Completed in Iowa
It’s critical that you only have your IID device installed by a state-approved vendor who can follow the court order, monitor your progress, submit reports, provide training and routine maintenance, and remove your device when the time comes.
What to Expect at an Ignition Interlock Installation in Iowa
Your ALCOLOCK installation appointment can be made over the phone and scheduled within two days of ALCOLOCK receiving verification that you need the device. The appointment will consist of the installation, training, and scheduling your first follow-up maintenance appointment. You’ll have to come in regularly, usually monthly, throughout the period of time during which you are mandated to have the IID installed. Once you have served out your time, we’ll remove the device for you, as well.
ALCOLOCK has many locations across the United States including several in Iowa. We’re happy to help you get back on the road – and on the path to success. Take your first step forward by scheduling your ignition interlock installation with one of our approved vendors in Iowa today. The list below can help you choose the Iowa ALCOLOCK location that’s closest to you.